Living in PNG

Social contacts: The Kiwi Club

The Kiwi Club, based in Port Moresby, organises occasional events throughout the year for expat New Zealanders based in Papua New Guinea. For more information you can contact Mike McKeown @

Travelling to Papua New Guinea?

Visit the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority(external link) website for some helpful information.

Getting a driving license

While PNG law allows foreigners to drive on their overseas driver’s licence for the first three months following arrival, it is best to get a PNG Driver’s license as soon as practicable. Driver’s Licences can be obtained from the Motor Vehicle Insurance Ltd (MVIL) Head office in Port Moresby (Kunai Street, Hohola). More information can be found on the MVIL website(external link).

Visa and travel information to your country

New Zealand passport holders can currently obtain single entry tourist and business visas on arrival at Jacksons International Airport in Port Moresby and Tokua (Rabaul) International Airport. Tourist visas are currently free of charge and business visas are PGK500 per visa. Passports must have six months validity. All other visas should be obtained in advance of travel from the PNG High Commission in Wellington. More information can be found on the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority website(external link).

Emergency contact numbers (local Police, Civil Defence etc)

In Port Moresby Police can be contacted on 112, Fire on 110 and St John Ambulance on 111. St John Ambulance requires a PGK60 call out fee. The High Commission after-hours Consular (for New Zealand citizens in distress) number is +675 7091 5613.


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